Elinor Portnoy is a London based product designer with a focus on materials and crafting methods. She grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel, but moved to London, to earn her MA from the Royal College of Art. Since graduation she's been working as a product designer for various companies in the creative industry while making, selling and exhibiting her own work at prominent galleries and design stores.
I was born in the mid 1980's and grow up in London. From always having a fascination with mechanical objects and relentlessly playing with lego as a child becoming a still life photographer seemed like a natural progression. There is something enormously rewarding about creating exactly whats in your head.
I try and make my images on first glance look completely perfect but on closer inspection its revealed there are many imperfections, if you look closer at the 'Wrapping Paper Series' you can see all the joins and creases. I think this makes it look and feel like a photograph and not CGI.
After a certificate in communication and advertising, I spent 15 years working as a public relation agent in fashion, events, digital, art school and TV fields. I recently decided to change my career into interior design.
Back to university, I started in October 2014 a Graduate Diploma Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) and graduated with distinction in June 2015 receiving the Dean's Award in recognition of outstanding academic improvement and achievement.